The WPHS Foundation

Winter Park High School Foundation

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Supporting Excellence at Winter Park High School

Mission Statement

The Winter Park High School Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of excellence at Winter Park High School. The Foundation will:


  • Maximize every student's educational experience
  • Support an atmosphere that will attract the best and brightest teachers and staff
  • Satisfy unmet resource needs through private contributions
  • Engage our community to invest in and protect our valuable asset


The WPHS Foundation was established as an IRS-approved not-for-profit organization in 1992 by concerned parents and community members to bridge the gap between county and state education funding and the money necessary to help WPHS maintain its outstanding position as a nationally-acclaimed public high school. Its sole purpose is to provide additional financial support for the educational, extracurricular, and athletic needs that benefit WPHS students. Recent budget cuts and today's tougher financial times make the work of the Foundation more vitally important than ever before.


Donating to the Foundation during the school year makes you a Foundation member for the year. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and will qualify for an employer match if your employer has such a program. Also, the Foundation is an all-volunteer organization with modest administrative expenses, allowing it to devote 98% of your gift to the school fulfilling annual teacher "wish lists" and providing additional benefits not funded by Orange County.

Past Initiatives

  • Showalter Field and Bob Moser Track Renovation
  • 700 Building Weight Room Renovation
  • Gymnasium Lighting
  • 9th Grade Center PA System
  • Wildcat Sports Tunnel
  • New Sound System in the Ann Derflinger Auditorium
  • New Digital Video Production Studio Equipment
  • The Galloway Aquatic Center
  • New band equipment
  • New seating for the Ninth Grade Center auditorium
  • The new Fitness Trail
  • Renovations to the ROTC training field
  • New whiteboards, servers, and computers at the main campus
  • Many annual "teacher wish list" items
  • Annual Student Scholarships

WPHS Foundation Grant Awards

Each Spring and Fall semester, the WPHS Foundation accepts Grant Requests from clubs or team sports of WPHS. The fall deadline is September 30th with an October award and February 28 (or 29) with a March award of $1,000. Please see the link to the right for the application. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] and must be received prior to the due date to be considered. Please contact a board member for any questions or visit

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Restore the Roar

The Foundation Links

The Foundation Website

About the Foundation

Walk of Fame

Foundation Grant Application


Circle of Distinction

Circle of Distinction

Circle of Distinction Nomination Form


Board of Directors

Susy Scarlatos, President
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Sean Campbell, President-Elect
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Vince Furey, Past President
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Amy Brooks, Treasurer
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Stacey Cox, Corresponding Secretary
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Teresa Colling, Recording Secretary
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Matt Arnold  Principal, Winter Park High School

Paul Wilhite Asst. Principal, 9th Grade Center